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Mechanical Seals Operating Principles

Power Consumption of a liquid lubricated mechanical seal

Power consumption of a mechanical seal

Important Points:

Face friction, churning and soak in heat.

Flush to dissipate the heat in order to control the gap temperature.

Coefficient of friction can swing considerably during operational transients.

The key is to maintain the gap profile as parallel as possible, i.e.minimize distortions.

Next: Lubrication regimes of a mechanical seals



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